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American actress Shirer raises Shs 2bn for Ugandan women

American author, actress and evangelist Priscilla Shirer has raised Shs 1.6 billion to support vulnerable women and girls in Uganda through Watoto church's charity programmes.

This was revealed by Watoto's pastor Eddie Mwesigye while preaching about the Watoto 'church vision' on Saturday evening at Watoto Church down town.

According to Mwesigye, the War Room movie actress partnered with the church and has been in a week-long fundraising drive to support in the holistic care programmes of rescuing vulnerable women living with HIV/Aids, widows and orphans.

Priscilla Shirer wants the raised funds to support vulnerable Uganda women and children
 
Mwesigye said the funds will also be used for the "Keep a Girl in School" programmme that follows up the girl child in school and supporting them with sanitary pads. He says because of the of the Keep a Girl in School programmme, thousands of girls have been able to remain in school.

Mwesigye also said the vision of the church, is to establish business and homes for the 4,000 women under their care through the living hope project.

Shirer who played Elizabeth Jordan in the 2015 Christian movie about prayer titled "War Room" says although she targeted collecting only Shs 900 million ($250,000) to support Watoto, she exceeded this and now targets Shs 1.8 billion ($500,000).

"My goal for Watoto is to be outrageously generous and bless Watoto as they serve the people of Uganda" Shirer, who is also the Going Beyond Ministries founder is quoted by Empowering Every Woman (EEW) magazine.

Watoto targets to rescue over 10,000 vulnerable children in Uganda by 2023 providing them with physical care, medical intervention, education and spiritual discipleship.

Watoto Church  founded by Pastors Gary and Marilyn Skinner has three children's homes in Suubi, Biira and Laminadera in Gulu.

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-1 #1 Akot 2018-07-16 15:05
Thanks you so much Priscilla Shirer! This money can only be useful if it's put in Education & Modernising Agriculture to ensure a future with jobs, easily produced food!

Without Education & Agriculture, there is no way Ugandans will start building their country, but will be more needy while population of poor grows!

Investment in Education & Agriculture is the only start Ugandans need, yet, this will only be possible under good governance!

Once Ugandans get Education & Modernised Agriculture, there will be jobs & money for social services: Healthcare, public transport...!

Ugandans should by now know that without change of governance, poverty-illness will only increase in the rising population!

Education = control of population, job creation, social protection!

And this can not be with a failed dictatorship in place for 33 years still counting!
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-1 #2 Akot 2018-07-16 15:32
Ugandans are aware that migration distabilising USA-Europe is due to poverty caused by bad rule: migrants are looking for Education, Healthcare, Housing...!

Naive Americans/Europeans come out to demonstrate against D. Trump for his stand with migration; but they should by now know it's not D. Trump nor Europe the cause/reason people are fleeying poverty/gangs/wars & imposing themselves on USA-Europe!

This is why Akot sings Ugandans to UNITY so that they bring change & start building Uganda, insteat of joining/opting to migrate elsewhere & leave their rich country to migrant Museveni who rules them tribalistically!

British/Americans should be thankful for BREXIT & D. Trump's stand against migration: this is the only way to help people in countries ruled by dictators-bad rulers, so that they UNITE & bring change to ensure development, their future in their countries!...
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-1 #3 Akot 2018-07-16 15:50
...Ugandans under inhuman tribalistic rule are not at armed war, yet the country is considered peaceful by UN-Europe who don't see Ugandans are so so poor with only a few able to pay school fees, leave alone healthcare!

Useless Uganda mps have conceded to the 1 man rule, don't have the guts to impeach Museveni & debate continuity of the dictator with age bill: mps are unaware the demon has been in power since 1986 & that 99% of Ugandans live & die poor of old age at 55!

Uganda belongs to the 1% who live well!

So, the money given to help rescue vulnerable women living with HIV/Aids, widows and orphans will not be of much help if its not put in Education, Agriculture & of course their Health: those for whom the money is given won't live long & the circle of poor sick population will keep renewing...
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-1 #4 Akot 2018-07-16 16:03
...Those naive, the uninformed about why people are migrating to Europe-USA & are against BREXIT &
D. Trump, against Nationalists in Europe...MUST stop coming out on streets because they only bolster dictators-bad rulers who are the reason-cause of migration distabilising USA-Europe!

USA-European leaders are not starving their people but give them chance through tax money with Education, Healthcare, Housing, good roads...& this is what migrants come for too!

It's time Americans & Europeans UNITE against dictators-bad rulers feeding migration or these demons will stay in power & more migrants will try their way to USA-Europe, while peaceful tribalistically divided & ruled poor Ugandans go unnoticed: USA-Europe-Uganda will be distabilised for good & forever!...
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-1 #5 Akot 2018-07-16 16:11
...Would Americans & Ugandans living there/else where not come to help if Ugandans UNITE & throw Musevnei out?

How much billions did the outside world give Museveni for development of Uganda & did he develop the country?

If "yes", then why does Uganda need donation from
actress and evangelist Priscilla Shirer or others for Ugandan vulnerable women living with HIV/Aids, widows and orphans?

How many who were 30 years in 1986 are still alive & how do they live?

How about their chidren/grand children?
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0 #6 Lakwena 2018-07-18 07:54
Quoting Akot:
...Would Americans & Ugandans living there/else where not come to help if Ugandans UNITE & throw Musevnei out?

How much billions did the outside world give Museveni for development of Uganda & did he develop the country?

If "yes", then why does Uganda need donation from
actress and evangelist Priscilla Shirer or others for Ugandan vulnerable women living with HIV/Aids, widows and orphans?

How many who were 30 years in 1986 are still alive & how do they live?

How about their chidren/grand children?


Akot, you seem to be alone in this. Like the one who has painted you red, many Ugandans have developed the Bat's up-side-down visual syndrome.

In other words, good is bad and bad is good; ugly is beautiful and beautiful is ugly; corruption is good and honesty is a disgrace.

Deceit is plausible and decency is despicable.
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